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Assets tracking Scientific Beta indices top $16bn

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Scientific Beta introduces quality-based multi-factor indices

ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index provider offshoot of EDHEC Risk Institute, has announced that assets tracking its indices reached $16.5bn at the end of 30 June 2017, representing an increase of 60% over the past year. A number of ETFs track Scientific Beta indices; the largest of these is the Amundi Global Equity Multi Smart Allocation Scientific Beta UCITS ETF (Euronext: SMRT) which has approximately €500 million in AUM.

Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Lyxor has launched two new ETFs, the Lyxor FTSE USA Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: BILD) and the Lyxor FTSE Developed Europe Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: MAKE), tracking companies from the US and European infrastructure sectors respectively. According to Lyxor, the ETFs may offer investors a steady source of income which is less sensitive to short-term market cycles and hedged against inflation.

Eastern Europe ETFs showing strong 1-year returns

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
Eastern Europe ETFs among best performing emerging markets

ETFs tracking Eastern Europe equities have delivered strong returns over the past year following robust economic growth in the countries within this bloc. The iShares MSCI Eastern Europe Capped UCITS ETF (LON: IDEE) is up 20.9% over the past year.

Fourteen new ETFs listed on London Stock Exchange in June 2017

Jul 17th, 2017 | By
Eleven new ETFs listed on London Stock Exchange in July 2017

Fourteen new ETFs were listed on London Stock Exchange in June 2017, bringing the total number of ETFs or ETPs listed on the exchange to 912 and 457 respectively. ETF providers listing on the London market during June included Amundi, Deutsche Asset Management, Lyxor, iShares and UBS.

Amundi cross-lists three equity and two fixed income ETFs in London

Jun 20th, 2017 | By
Nine new ETFs list on LSE during September

Amundi has cross-listed three equity and two fixed income ETFs on LSE. The equity ETFs are the Amundi MSCI North America UCITS ETF (NRAM), the Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF (MWRD) and Amundi FTSE EPRA NAREIT Global UCITS ETF (EPRA), while the fixed income ETFs are the Amundi Index JP Morgan GBI Global Govies UCITS ETF (GGOV) and Amundi Index Barclays Global AGG 500M UCITS ETF (GGAG).

Scientific Beta releases narrow factor index series

Jun 20th, 2017 | By
ERI Scientific Beta indices surpass $10bn in tracking assets

ERI Scientific Beta has announced the launch of a new series of indices that target narrow exposure to a range of single factors. The narrow high factor exposure index family consists of 90 separate indices, each covering one of 15 regions and one of six factors.

Amundi/EDHEC study reveals significant uptake of smart beta ETFs

Jun 8th, 2017 | By
Lionel Martellini, director of EDHEC-Risk Institute

About two-thirds of ETF users (67%) are using the vehicles to gain exposure to smart beta strategies, a considerable increase compared to 49% in 2014, according to the latest results of the 10th EDHEC European ETF and Smart Beta Survey. Professor Lionel Martellini, director of EDHEC-Risk Institute, said: “The survey confirms that transparency and the possibility of making explicit choices on risk exposures are key drivers behind investors’ growing appetite for smart beta.”

What next for China ETFs after Moody’s downgrade?

May 24th, 2017 | By
Moody’s finds MSCI A-Share inclusion positive for Chinese equity markets

On 24 May, Moody’s downgraded China’s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to A1 from Aa3 and changed the outlook from stable to negative. This comes on the back of efforts by Chinese authorities to reduce a build-up of debt, after becoming concerned about financial sector stability and asset price bubbles. With short-term uncertainty around China on the rise, what can ETF investors expect in the years ahead?

ETF/ETP assets in Europe top $650bn in April

May 17th, 2017 | By
ETFGI: Assets in active ETFs/ETPs up by 31% in H1 2017

Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Europe reached a new record high of $658 billion at the end of April 2017 surpassing the prior record of $640bn set at the end of Q1 2017, according to analysis by ETF industry consultant ETFGI.

Solactive launches global infrastructure low earnings volatility index

May 10th, 2017 | By
Solactive launches global infrastructure low earnings volatility index

Solactive has unveiled the Solactive Global Infrastructure Low Earnings Volatility Index, a reference for the performance of a global portfolio of 100 companies operating in the infrastructure space that exhibit low volatility in reported earnings compared to their peers.